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Floating Cinema coming to Austin
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A floating cinema experience that's making the rounds in the U.S. will come to Austin on Sept. 23 for just one week.


The event will consist of 12-24 miniboats holding up to eight people, according to the website. Reservations are required, and anyone signing up must reserve the entire boat so that members of families or groups are kept together, while the groups are socially distanced.

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The high school valedictorian who took aim at Texas legislators in her speech is still fighting for women’s rights as a UT student

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Paxton Smith’s 2021 valedictory speech at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas wasn’t the same speech she had previously shared with school administrators. She dropped the approved speech and made a case for women’s reproductive rights after lawmakers passed the Texas "Heartbeat Bill.”

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Austin City Council sets meeting to talk abortion decriminalization after Roe v. Wade struck down

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The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, Friday morning. Moments later, Austin City Council set a special meeting for next month to pass a resolution aimed at decriminalizing abortion.

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